Saturday, July 2, 2011

Backyard Barbeque

A couple of new layouts to celebrate the Fourth of July. 
I've been working on design team projects which are detail oriented.  For a change of pace, I made two quick, simple layouts.

Three years ago we had the most fantastic family reunion here.  We spent five glorious days running between the houses in town and then grilling, boating, and swimming at SIL's lake property. Over 1,000 photos were taken.  The little ones were pretty fed up with a camera always in their faces.  But the result is a scrapbook commemorating the occasion---with pages still left to do.  So this is one of those undone pages--finished.

My ds is King of the Grill.  Here he is grilling his specialty--chicken wings--for our July 4th cookout.  You can see a mix of old and new products--things bought 3 years ago to make the album.  The Rusty Pickle paper--a little wrinkled at the top but will be ok once inside its plastic sleeve in the album.  Some Little Yellow Bicycle alphas.  A Maya Road bow.  A Technique Tuesday chipboard frame.  Then I updated with some new embellishments and product.  I used Ranger Faded Jeans in both  ink and crackle paint on the star.  I added
two stickers from Tim Holtz' Idea-ology Seasonal Salvage Stickers (I finally put them to use, Lori!).  One of the stickers is inside a bottlecap which I covered with Glossy Accents.  This technique has been around for a while but this is the very first time I tried it!  I covered the frame with Weathered Wood and then topped it with Faded Jeans.  I edged the outside and inside of the frame with mix of Fired Brick and my brand new Rusty Hinge distress inks.

On this one, I let the Scarlet Lime paper take the lead. I got it along with the ticket strip from Laura at A Kiss on the Chic. The photo colors matched the paper perfectly and seemed appropriate for a guy page.  The cousins title is from My Mind's Eye. 

I may enter this in Alda Steven's weekend challenge over at the flying unicorn social site.  Link is on my sidebar.

Back to the craft table.  Have a great weekend!


backyard designer said...

very nice Backyard Barbeque!

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Heather said...

These are Fabulous Helene! The first one I love how you did the "it's grillin time"..and your sticker in the bottle cap...I still haven't done that one Love the stickers and star you made! I love the paper!! The Cousin's one is fabby too! I just love My minds eye products!! Love how you used the tickets, bottle cap..and what you used for embellies! This paper is perfect for a guy page!!
For sure enter in Alda's challenge girl!! these are perfect! Hugs..and hope you have a fun and safe weekend Helene!

craftattack said...

Great work, love the first one especially, and your blog BG is just the thing. Happy 4th July! Valerie

Netty said...

Two terrific layouts. It sounds as if you all had a fantastic time together. Annette x

Shar said...

What great layouts! I love the patriotic color scheme!

Micupoftea~ said...

fun candid shots, especially like the top LO~ Happy 4th of July!

Sharon said...

Great pages!!! Love the BBQ images - they look really effective!

Terry said...

Fabulous pages! What a wonderful family reunion it must have been! Have a wonderful 4th with plenty of BBQ, family and friends!

Lori said...

These are WONDERFUL layouts! Sounds like great family both of these!

Frank Garcia said...

Love the layouts!! Thank You for stopping by my blog I appreciate it!

Starr said...

Wonderful lo nothing is better than making memories with the family!

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